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Archive for July 26th, 2010

routes.tomtom.com UI suggestion #fail

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/07/26

There is an address that I have been traveling from lately quite a bit: “Weena 505, Rotterdam, NL”.

So: routes.tomtom.com has put it in my history.

So why is it then that every time I select that address from my history, and I start planning my route, I get an additional choice of addresses to choose from this selection:

From:

  • Weena 505, Rotterdam, NL
  • Weena, Rotterdam, NL
  • Weena, Rotterdam, NL
  • The Westin Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

Or review your input:

  • Weena 505, Rotterdam, NL

They do this for all kinds of addresses.
It drives me nuts for two reasons:

  1. It takes an extra action from my side
  2. You cannot perform that action by keyboard (you have to use a pointing device)

Are interaction designers and UI builders ever going to learn?

–jeroen

Posted in Usability, User Experience (ux) | 1 Comment »

 
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